willisread (2174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBM Terrace. Floral, wheat-forward nose with gummy worms and light peach notes. Well-balanced on the palate without a trace of booze. Easy drinking and really opens up with nice fruit and wheat notes as it warms. Awesome.
GenkiGonzo (988) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. This is the Valentine Gold version. Clear gold with a fine white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Fairly dry, abit of yeast and alcohol. A nice one to sip in the evening.
BuckeyeBoy (5501) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours out a hazy orangeish topped with a small head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness along with a spice and light hop on the end.
TBone (15722) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at wpbf. Murky orange color, small white. Tart, citrusy, glueish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor is also glueish, sweet anf fruity with some alcohol. Meh.
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@wPBFIII. Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma is nectar, small head. Aroma is floral, fruity, grainy and some stuff. Flavour is nectar, glue, some alcohol and nectar.
laiti (7914) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF Ⅲ, bottled 01/2014
Aroma has sweet apricot tones and yeast. Flavour has yeast, apricot, alcohol and grassy hops. Boozy tones start to disturb a bit after some sips.
olio (8885) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF III.
Pours hazy golden color with a samall head. Quite odd aroma here, some ripe fruits, fresh fruits also, some pungent alcohol-infused malts also. Sweet caramel malts on the flavor, orange, mild yeast and herbs. Interesting.
Wombata (615) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 Bottle from CBB
Aroma: Dusty wheat, mild mikan and pear, yeast
Palate: Full-bodied. almost viscous, smooth mouth feel
Flavor: Wheat, pear, guava, from start with addition of ripe mikan in the middle, finishing with bitter grain.
Comment: Outstanding as the mouth feel and flavors evolved and it had long fruity, moderately bitter finish. 4.1
Aroma: Floral, dusty wheat, pear, malt, neutral/Chard-like tropical fruit, light caramel
Flavor: Wheat, mandarin orange, pear, tropical fruit, moderate bittering with lemon peel.
Comment: This opened up like a full-bodied wine might. Worried that I had overrated it yesterday, but actually its even better with an aroma of 8 and an overall of 18 IMO. So, 42-43 points now.
2014 Version--same day at Enibru as the 2013 above.
Aroma: Wheat, light mikan, pear, not very aromatic.
Palate: Body has depth.
Flavor: Wheat, moderately sweet pear, grain, mikan
Comment: Moderately complex mix of fruit, wheat and grain flavors. Like a barley wine with lighter body and hop. Balanced, good sustained flavor though it verges on being mild at this point. 3-6-4+-8-16 = 37+. Bottle age does seem to improve this one.
jinroh (1063) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml from Tanakaya @ Mejiro. Pours hazy golden with a thin head. Has a thick and deep wheat aroma, a small hint of alcohol. Bananas, melon and bread dough. Taste is quite sweet that is balanced by spices and alcohol bitterness. Quite warming brew that leaves you with a dry tongue and a long lingering slightly bitter aftertaste. Good stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4248) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
9% courtesy of Chewy shared at CBB. A very cloudy straw gold, a very farmhouse smelling beer. Medium-bodied, spicy, fruity with a bit of heat to it. Really nicely done.